Saturday, September 6, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #3

I hope last week’s theme helped you get a bigger view and maybe some ideas about different ways to homeschool or curriculum. There is so much to share and so I hope this helped, especially the new homeschoolers, narrow things down a bit. I am sure some of you are still getting into your homeschool routines. I know some people are very routine oriented while others may be more “day-by-day”, and it all depends on your family and what works best for your life-style. This week please post what your planned homeschool routine is. The theme banner should give you some ideas on how to do that. I had fun making that and adding in real info (except for the times! lol).

Okay, I don't have a nice pretty chart to show what our routine is. We are relaxed this year. I am so anal retentive about thing's being a certain way that it caused way too much stress last year. So this year we have a way better outlook on our school day.

Let me start by saying that we do not have a set in stone schedule. We generally start our school day around 11 am. As time goes on I would like the time to move up earlier but this time works really good for us. That way we are done by 3 pm.

We don't do every subject every day. Here is a basic rundown of our week:

All 3 kids-

PE Mon, Wed, Fri



Language Arts



Science Wed-Fri

History Mon-Fri

Art Thurs-Fri

Writing depends on the lesson, can be 3 days long, can be 9 days long

The Girl's-

Science varies, typically Mon-Tue (weather & temp is everyday)

History Tue-Wed

Art Thurs-Fri

Lapbooks varies because they either match history, science or literature

It seems confusing but it's easy to read in my planner. Aaron and I talked about the idea of having no school on Wednesday's because there are so many activities going on. But for this semester we will have school on Wed.'s. Next semester I am hoping to be in a co-op and Wed. is the day they have their classes.

Here are a couple of pic's of my homeschool planner. It's from the first week of school so it's not completely filled out yet, but it gives you the idea of how I plan it out.

1 comment:

Julie said...

You are much more organised than me. We are pretty fluid - no work on Fridays! After that we tend to go with the flow quite a bit. I gave up scheduling when I realised that a lapbook on Ancient Egypt covers history, geography, writing, math AND art!!! But I DO keep a track of what we do each day/week and keep an eye on it to make sure we are covering the basics.
Enjoyed your post. It is interesting to see how other people do things.